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- Can't reload gun
- Can't fire carbine
- Can’t aim gun properly
- Trigger is loose
- Trigger or cocking lever not moving smoothly
Can't reload gun ¶
No matter what you do, you can't get your carbine to reload.
Carbine not fully cocked ¶
When reloading the gun, the front side must be pointing upwards and the cocking lever should make seven clicks as it is pulled back. Only then is it capable of firing a BB.
No BBs in the gun ¶
Make sure you have BBs in the carbine. This can be done by pulling back the cocking lever, and pouring BBs into the chamber that runs under the barrel of the gun.
Incorrect caliber (size) of BB ¶
If your BBs simply fall out the front of the gun, you need bigger BBs. If your carbine is jamming, you need smaller BBs. The correct caliber is .177 (4.5mm BB).
Unlubricated cocking lever ¶
If your cocking lever seems difficult to pull back, use a light 20 weight oil on the screw that the cocking lever rotates about.
Cocking lever completely stuck ¶
If, after lubrication, you are completely unable to move the cocking lever, the problem most likely is your cocking lever is broken and must be replaced.
Can't fire carbine ¶
No matter what you do, you can't get your carbine to fire a bb.
Too many bbs ¶
The carbine’s maximum BB capacity is 400 .177 Caliber BBs. If the Daisy Model 10 carbine is loaded with too many BBs it will jam.
Safety still on ¶
If the trigger won’t pull back make sure your safety is off. If there isn’t little red band exposed near the trigger, press the bolt located right behind the trigger from right to left.
Damaged/Dirty BBs ¶
If you are using reused BBs and they are not firing, you may be attempting to shoot broken or dirty BBs that the firing mechanism does not recognize.
BBs out of line in firing mechanism ¶
The Daisy Model 10 Carbine should not be stored with BBs in it. If the carbine isn’t firing after having done this, it may be because your BBs have fallen out of line with the firing mechanism. Simply open the loading door and empty all the BBs out, and reload them properly to repair.
Broken Trigger ¶
If your carbine continues to not fire, even after you’ve gone through this troubleshooting list, then your trigger is most likely broken and requires replacement.
Can’t aim gun properly ¶
No matter what you do, you can't hold your carbine correctly.
Not using site properly ¶
If you are unable to hit targets you aim for, you may be using the site incorrectly. Make sure the top of the small metal piece on the tip of the barrel and the slit in metal piece further back on the barrel are lined up.
Incorrect positioning ¶
If you are still unable to aim the gun, even when using the site correctly, you may be holding the carbine incorrectly. Your dominant hand should be on the trigger, and your other hand should hold the bottom of the smaller wooden piece known as the stock. The larger wooden piece, known as the butt, should fit snugly between your shoulder and your breast. Place your cheek as close to the side of the gun without touching it, so you can align the site as with your target as accurately as possible.
Incorrect breathing ¶
If nothing is wrong with your carbine and the precision is still lacking, your breathing may be the issue. When preparing to fire the carbine take a long breath, let out half and aim, and then hold the rest until after you’ve fired.
Chipped or broken butt ¶
If you notice that the butt of your carbine (the larger wooden piece) is chipped or damaged, it may be affecting your carbine’s precision. This cannot be repaired and must be replaced.
Trigger is loose ¶
My trigger flops around freely and does not fire.
Spring displaced or broken ¶
If your trigger seems useless when attempting to fire the gun your spring is either broken or has detached itself from the firing mechanism This requires replacement, or reattachment of the spring on the firing mechanism.
Trigger or cocking lever not moving smoothly ¶
No matter what you do, the cocking lever and/or trigger is difficult to move.
Jammed gun ¶
If you are unable to move the cocking lever or trigger smoothly there may be a jam. Simply open loading door and tilt the gun downwards emptying out all the BBs.
Dirty gun ¶
If your gun was placed in a sandy, dusty or dirty area before being used, said material may be preventing the carbine from working properly. Simply purchase a compressed air duster and spray it in the open areas surrounding the trigger and cocking lever.
Oil needs replacing ¶
If you haven’t replaced the oil for 500-1000 shots, your oil may have run dry, preventing the cocking lever and trigger from working correctly. This oil will require replacement.